100% Human

Whether or not you believe it, you’ve probably heard about Jesus being fully man, and fully God. Also that he was perfect and sinless. When we imagine a man like this, I think a lot of us tend to see him as a little bit dull. Sure, he healed people, and drew huge crowds and […]

Ups and Downs

Whatever it is you’ve heard about the Front Porch having a Grand Opening on July 13, it’s a lie. It is now, anyway. Construction delays are becoming somewhat routine and comfortable. Now it’s at the point where maybe we subconsciously want the place to never open up, because we’ve just grown accustomed to the remodeling […]

Freedom Isn’t Free…dom?

I can’t believe I’m actually going to write a post complaining about the ultra-obnoxious 1990s WWJD hysteria. But I ran across a published statement by a minister recently that brought it up again in my throat like so much, well… you know. The assertion went like this: “The freedom you enjoy is encased in the […]

Freedom Isn't Free…dom?

I can’t believe I’m actually going to write a post complaining about the ultra-obnoxious 1990s WWJD hysteria. But I ran across a published statement by a minister recently that brought it up again in my throat like so much, well… you know. The assertion went like this: “The freedom you enjoy is encased in the […]

Law, Grace and Illegal Immigration

I really don’t think the migration debate will ever end… either in this country or any other. Some countries are debating how to control immigration (people coming in) and others are more worried about emigration (people leaving.) But I imagine just about every country is happy when the right people (the ethnically and religiously acceptable, […]

Insofar

I only gain my life insofar as I lose it. I am only exalted insofar as I am humbled. I am only victorious insofar as I am surrendered. I am only strong insofar as I grasp my weakness. I am only healthy insofar as I am broken. And I can only lose my life… I […]